During his brief visit back to Australia, audiences are being invited to join Simon Burke to launch his debut album Something About Always at Civic Cabaret on February 15.
With musical director Daniel Edmonds at the piano and Simon’s smooth vocals behind the microphone, the night will offer a rare opportunity to experience Simon up close and personal in the intimate cabaret room at the Civic Hotel. Simon has just completed a season as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music in Toronto, following a season opposite John Barrowman in La Cage Aux Folles in London.
Simon has achieved critical and popular acclaim on stage and screen in Australia and internationally, since winning the AFI Award for Best Actor at the age of 13 for his performance in The Devil’s Playground.
His first music theatre role was Marius in the original Australian cast of Les Miserables, since then has starring roles include Anything Goes, Falsettos, Chicago, The Wild Party, High Society, They’re Playing Our Song, Company and the world premieres of Satango andSnugglepot and Cuddlepie.
Simon’s many London stage credits include the roles of Raoul in Phantom Of The Opera and Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Musicopposite with Dame Judi Dench at the Royal National Theatre.
Simon’s debut album, Something About Always, is an intimate recording that allows you to experience his rich, powerful and emotive voice, and features two very special guest stars: Connie Fisher and Caroline O’Connor.
Including classic musical theatre numbers like ‘All I Care About Is Love’, ‘You’re The Top’, ‘Sorry Grateful’ and ‘Edelweiss’, the album is a collection of songs that have played a part in Simon’s life and career.
“I guess recording your first album is maybe like, writing your first novel: you sing what you know,” Burke said.
“These songs have gotten to know me over the years – in and out of character, in cabaret, at Carnegie Hall; from Play School to the Palladium.”
Join Simon at Civic Cabaret on February 15 for his first (and last) performance in Sydney for a very long time! Something About Alwayswill be available for purchase on the night at the special price of $20 and Simon will be available to sign copies.
Bookings: 132 849.